Dynamic of vernacular architecture: case study of Tai Lue houses, baan Huai Meng, Chiang Rai province


  • Anantapob Kitikad Chiang Mai University
  • Rawiwan Oranratmanee


Vernacular Architecture, local Wisdom, Dynamic, Tai-Lue, Baan Huai Meng


The Tai Lue is a group of Tai people who migrated to various sites for a long time. The Tai Lue people have been influenced by Chinese culture as is evident in various architectural dynamics. This article looks at the style of Tai Lue houses around Baan Huai Meng, Chiang Rai province, presenting an analysis of house layout, building shape, floor plan, structure, materials and local wisdom in the house. This analysis can lead to a better understanding of the unique Lanna-influenced architectural style on Tai Lue cultures heritage. The study is a qualitative study comprising a field survey of 15 buildings 20 years old or older, and interviews of experts, village leaders and homeowners. The information obtained in field survey was analyzed spatial analysis. The analysis included physical of architectural style changes and synthesized data from the literature review regarding vernacular architecture dynamics in order to contribute to the field of knowledge in architectural studies


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